Ontario Seniors Strategy: Social Workers Play an Integral Role in Primary Care Delivery Model
In March 2013, Dr. Samir K. Sinha's Final Report, Living Longer, Living Well, was released further to the "Highlights and Key Recommendations" report made available in January.
Advocacy Related to Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit
Further to OASW's meeting on December 10, 2012, with then MCSS Minister John Milloy, we sent a letter to express serious concerns about the proposed elimination from social assistance of the Community Start-up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB), effective January 1, 2013.
Meeting with MCSS Minister
On Monday, December 10, 2012, representatives from OASW and the Association's Government Relations firm, Policy Concepts, met with the Minister of Community and Social Services, John Milloy, his Chief of Staff and senior policy advisor.
Seniors Care Strategy
On September 18, Kate Power, OASW President, and Joan MacKenzie Davies, Executive Director, along with representatives from OASW’s government relations firm, met with Dr. Samir Sinha, Expert Lead for the development and implementation of the McGuinty Government’s Seniors Care Strategy.
Social Action Update, Summer 2012
The following annual update was presented at the OASW Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 1st.
The lead article to be featured in the upcoming online OASW Newsmagazine is entitled: Authentic Engagement: A Youth’s Right to Full Participation.
Response to Discussion Paper 2: Review of Social Assistance in Ontario
On March 16, 2012, OASW submitted a written response to the Commission’s Discussion Paper 2: Approaches for Reform, February 2012.
Update on Important Ontario Political Developments
There have been three recent developments in Ontario’s public policy arena, which the OASW wishes to update its Members about.
Ontario Pre-Budget Consultation
OASW participated in the pre-budget consultation hosted by the Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan on December 13th, 2011.
Housing Crisis in Attawapiskat
OASW has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Federal Minister of Aboriginal Affairs John Duncan, as well as to Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Kathleen Wynne.